Arrests Made in McDuffie Street Murder

3:56 PM, Jul 31, 2013   |    comments
Nickolas Ryheem Richardson and Jessica Faye Edmonds (images courtesy Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center and Columbia PD)
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- Columbia Police have arrested a man and teenage girl for the July 20th shooting death of Dandra Monet Pelzer.

Previous Coverage: Overnight Shooting Results in Fatality

CPD placed 20 year old Nickolas Ryheem Richardson and 18 year old Jessica Faye Edmunds under arrest Wednesday afternoon, charged with murder.

Investigators say Richardson was brought to CPD headquarters and placed under arrest following questioning.

CPD believes the incident was not a random killing, but the victim was not the intended target of violence.

According to Police, Richardson allegedly fired shots toward a group of people, and the victim was struck in the head. Officers believe Edmunds was with Richardson at the time of the shooting, and was driving the car they fled in.

Columbia Police Interim Chief Ruben Santiago encourages residents with information about this incident to contact CRIMESTOPPERS: 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372) 
Send your tip as a Text to CRIMES (274637), starting with TIPSC - followed by your tip information.
Tipsters could receive up to a $1000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect.

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